Ooh, nice shiny, Heliotrope. Congrats. I don't know if I'd have the patience for one of those badge quests (that's where you catch a shiny for each badge you get, right?)
I haven't found a shiny in almost a year...I hope I can get one relatively soon.
I'm still a little shocked about this ... What am I saying? It just happened before. Of course I'm still going to be shocked.
I thought long and hard about restarting my Platinum for ages because I wanted to SR for one of my favourite Legendary shinies, Giratina, but the game had so many items and Pokemon and things on it that it felt like it could be a marathon effort trying to save them all by trading them over to a new game or something. In the end, the thought of Giratina won out, and I thought, "Stuff it, I'll rescue the absolute essential stuff, but the rest can go." So, I spent the other night trading things over and catching Pokemon to act as trade mules or whatever you want to call them.
I restarted the game. The first ID I had was kind of boring, just the usual garbled numbers like 20895. So, I reset, and settled on the next ID, which was 23454. It's not amazing, but it still had a little bit of character.
So, I traded over a couple of Pokemon from Platinum, a Kricketot and a Budew, to level up and sort of EV train in SS, and then I was on my way to battling through the gyms and trainers in Sinnoh.
I had just past the resort near Sunyshore City and was on the beach, beating up annoying tots in inner tubes who would dare approach me. I got the footprint man to tell me what Kricketune thought of me. He obviously doesn't think too much of me if the man wouldn't give me a ribbon.
So, I ended up heading to Pastoria City, but that massive patch of grass was in the way. I began to run through it, and a battle started. A mysterious blob scrolls across the screen. It's one of those annoying Shellos things. Pass. I run.
I began to run again, and another battle started a few steps further in.
The shadow soaring across the screen is definitely shiny, I picked it straight away, but even so, I could not believe I was seeing it! It was one of those moments where you know it's shiny, but you're doubting it even so. Like, "What, a shiny?! Nah, it couldn't be, but it is ... no way. *Sparkles* Oh, wow ... !!!" Or something like that, you get the idea!
Scoping her out
The Official Shinydex
Saving my game
Naughty, but nice
Those special sparkles
I love her! I always thought the shiny form was quite a nice one to look at, and it's always amazing just how vibrant/different a shiny looks on a DS screen compared to what you see on your computer screen. I am reeling right now. I'm just so glad the Shellos decided to be normal. I'm really not a fan of that Poke, and while I'd gladly take a shiny version of a Shellos, this shiny is so much better!
I've finally stopped shaking! It was intense to say the least.
I had been out all day, as you do sometimes, and when I got home I was feeling quite sore and worn out. Gee, I sound like an old fogey or something, but I'd just been doing some physical work, basically.
I stuffed my face full of, well, food, and then just before 7 ... probably 6:45, I sat down and started SRing for that elusive Giratina. I also turned on my laptop, which is about as old as and old fogey, and takes quite some time to load up and iron out all its kinks or whatever.
So, here I am SRing, glancing over every time the battle began and SRing, as you do. I was getting my ipod ready as we all know that music really helps when you're hunting. I was getting annoyed at how long my laptop was taking to load up, and finally I was able to move the mouse and so on. I clicked on the internet to do some surfing, and somewhere in between this and the ninemsn page loading up, I happened to look at a battle with Giratina and see the shiny drop down!
It freaked me out!
I basically caught Sleek the other day and spent a whole lot of time collecting the rest of those badges and using my overgrown cricket to smash up some trainers Pokemon. In the end the Kricketune was level 70 plus, but I don't recommend trying to use one against Byron and his faithful metal monsters. The same Kricketune took me all the way to Cyrus and Giratina at the top of the mountain, but I thought that if I was going to face off against a shiny, I would need some bulk to withstand some hits. I traded over my Manaphy and Palkia to help out, just as sponges, because they wouldn't obey me otherwise.
I began to SR for it as soon as possible after I caught Sleek, and I'd SR for it as long as I possibly could every day until late in the night/early in the morning. I got a bit obsessive about it, and my fingers were getting sore. I know, that's pretty sad, but I was determined, and I know the more encounters you get, the more of a chance you'll get to see one.
There was the occasional time where I'd just feel pretty mentally fatigued, so I'd play Kingdom Hearts Re:coded on my 3DS instead. I ended up finishing it last night, with around 17 hours on the clock.
It's funny. You just never know when a shiny will appear. I SRed on some days for hours and hours and hours, yet it only takes like ten or fifteen minutes for the shiny to appear tonight.
When I saw him/her/it, I freaked out. I immediately stressed that something was going to go wrong. I was determined not to catch the Pokemon in a Master Ball. I was prepared with 50 of every ball, and a lot of revives and hyper potions.
I sat staring at it for a few minutes. It looked so beautiful and I was getting increasingly nervous.
So, the team consisted of Spookette, my level 53 shiny Gengar with Hypnosis and Nightshade that you may remember was once a bright blue Gastly from Fire Red, Caspian, my level 100 Manaphy, Chirper, my level 76 Kricketune, my level 100 Palkia, Skyler, a level 18 Staravia, and Oreo, a level 7 Onix.
Spookette was sent out first and used Hypnosis. She missed. She missed again. She was KOed. Great start here, I thought, and stressed out a bit that things weren't going so smoothly. I'd done practice battles, and they'd all mostly gone better than that, but oh well.
Chirper was sent out, next. Sing was used. A miss. Sing was used again. A miss. Sing was used again. It connects, but Giratina wakes up after one turn. I switch in Skyler to avoid being attacked by that evil Shadow Force attack and revive Spookette.
Skyler lasts a grand total of one turn, but at least he did something helpful. Well, it was really the trainer that did it, but hey ... at least he used Intimidate ... I'm sure that helped somewhat.
Spookette is sent out again, and I pray a Hypnosis connects. The first one misses, but the next one hits. I look at my battle items and use the special def one, thinking Shadow Force was possibly a special attack ... I was wrong, because Spookette dropped again!
It all sounds pretty funny now, but I didn't think it was too funny at the time!
Oreo's turn to stall. He did a good job while I revived Spookette, but he didn't last long.
I used the def increasing item on Spookette instead, which actually helped her survive Shadow Force and Ominous Wind. I tried to sleep that thing again, and it worked! I then used Nightshade three times, and then a potion. It woke up and used Ominous Wind again. Spookette survived. I tried to sleep it again, but there was another miss. I was getting quite angry now. It just seems unfair sometimes. I recall seeing so many videos on youtube of Pokemon avoiding sleep attacks, and it just seems to happen so many times before a sleep move actually connects. Spookette drops again as a result.
So, I switch in Manaphy and throw some Dusk Balls and revived Spookette and Chirper again.
I sent in Chirper, but his sing move totally sucks. He dropped. I wasn't having much luck.
Spookette was sent in. Hypnosis actually worked!
Dusk Balls didn't.
Five Dusk Balls were thrown, but none even shook once.
Giratina woke up, and yes ... if you're still with me, still awake, I'm sure you can figure out what happens next. Giratina gets revenge on Spookette yet again.
Manaphy comes back in. I throw two Timer Balls. They both shake twice, even though Giratina is awake. It was kind of a tease.
I revive Spookette and Chirper again.
Chirper arrives to save the day and take a hit. His sing misses. I was seriously thinking that I'd brought the wrong Pokemon by this stage. I didn't want to train up a Smeargle and my Breloom was too high a level to listen to me, so I didn't bother to trade him across and use Spore. Chirper basically doesn't last much longer, what with being sent out half dead and all.
Spookette is sent out YET again. I use Hypnosis and it connects!
A Timer Ball is thrown. Doesn't even shake once. Giratina is still dozing.
Another Timer Ball is thrown. Doesn't even shake once ... AGAIN! And again, Giratina is still snoring loudly.
A third Timer Ball is thrown.
Oh man, I breathed a massive sigh of relief.
(Thanks for reading this, by the way. It is probably a little overboard, but hey, I'm having fun typing this at least!)
Man, this is just so good!
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I've been enjoying the games since red and blue, and up until about a week ago, I had never found a shiny, excluding gyarados at the lake of rage.
It was in my platinum. I was training my newly caught gible under cycling road, which would eventually be a powerful part of my team, which at the time consisted only of my level 29 Monferno and level 26 Staravia. So I was running through the grass in search of more enemies, when I found myself engaged in battle with a machop. Now, I immediately thought to myself: Hey, that machop looks a little....funny....... Is it maybe.....the color?..... But that means...... No, that's ridiculous......its near impossible.... And then I saw it. That glorious sparkle. That sparkle that every little boy dreams of seeing. I couldn't believe it.
A SHINY MACHOP!!!!!!!!!!
I was amazed and scared at the same time. I was nervous that I was going to kill this glorious freak of nature, and if I did, I would be very, very,VERY pissed off. I withdrew gible and sent out Bronzor (which I had planned on using but quickly found it to be much to difficult) and hit machop with a hypnosis. It began to snooze, and luckily I had just restocked on balls. Pokeballs, mind you. I threw a pokeball, and..... Ahhh, the feeling of success. I added this shining glory to my team.
Haha, that's not all. You think I would make a big story out of a lone shiny? No, this machop is not alone.
THE VERY SAME DAY, I was still training. I encountered a Gligar, seemingly usual. I wasn't looking at the screen at the time of the encounter, and I was, well, a little zoned out. Now, keep in mind I was playing on my 3ds, so the colors were a little muddy. (For those of you who don't know, DS games on the 3ds look bad.) I noticed the Gligar might have a bit of an odd coloration.
I looked on this very website to see what the shiny sprite looked like. At the time, the shiny and normal Gligar sprites looked similar to me. Given the 3ds' graphics and the fact that I had found a shiny earlier that day, I thought there was no way this Gligar was shiny. I was about to finish it off when I decided to catch it anyway, just in case.
I threw a pokeball, and it failed. The Gligar re- emerged, and yet again I saw that glorious sparkle. I exclaimed a large selection of inappropriate words quite loudly to voice my amazement. I put it to sleep with Bronzor's Hypnosis, and caught it on my second attempt.
And thus is the story of my double shiny.